I have been at a leadership conference for the last couple of days and have been in awe at some of the teaching I received (if you have never heard Arthur Meintjes preach you need to check him out).
Arthur used Ephesians 1 v 3 to 6 to show what we as believers have through Jesus and also what our true identity is, and maybe I’ll try and write about this in DIG shortly (I am still working through the awesome revelations from these verses).
Let me quickly share one such revelation for you to meditate on today.
Did you know that Jesus coming to earth was not planned after the fall?
In other words Jesus did not come to deal with your sin.
Yes, you read that correctly, God did not decide to send Jesus in order to deal with the sin of man after the fall.
The plan was always for Jesus to come, and this plan was in place before the creation of time; the plan has always been!
Ephesians 1 v 5 says the plan was for man (that includes YOU and ME) to be adopted into the family of God through Jesus.
Jesus came in order for us to be adopted; yes, He dealt with our sin on route; but the plan always was for us to be adopted.
This is an awesome truth if you stop and really think about it.
This should shout out to YOU that YOU are special.
As an integral and unique part of the human race YOU were on the mind of God before the creation of time, and He planned for Jesus to come to the earth as a human being to allow YOU to be adopted into His family.
Wow, that is amazing.
As an adopted child YOU are now accepted in the beloved as a gift of grace through the finished work of Jesus Christ.
Meditate on that and let it soak into your heart.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I am adopted into Your family and that I am accepted in the beloved”.
Ephesians 1 v 5 and 6…..Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved